Applicants must have 'a good 2.1 with evidence of 1st class ability' (or equivalent in other jurisdictions), and must provide evidence in their application of motivation, ability to engage with sustained and intense work, reasoning ability and communication skills. 'A good 2.1' shall normally mean an average of at least 65% (or equivalent in other jurisdictions) across all years of study, and 'evidence of 1st class ability' shall normally mean at least one 1st class mark (or equivalent in other jurisdictions) over the entire degree. We may be willing to consider applicants who are close to, but do not meet these quantitative criteria, where space on the LLM allows. Such applicants must demonstrate that they excel in motivation, ability to engage with sustained and intense work, reasoning ability and communication skills. This needs to be demonstrated in the personal statement and the written work. Graduates whose first degree is not in Law will be considered for admission if they have an average of 65% across all years of undergraduate study, plus an average of at least 65% plus at least one mark over 70% in the Common Professional Examination/Graduate Diploma in Law recognised by UK professional bodies (achieved or in progress). In exceptional circumstances, graduates without a qualifying Law degree but with substantial relevant work experience will also be considered.
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Special. Further details are available on the UCL Laws website.
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Months of entry
The Master of Laws (LLM) programme provides an ideal opportunity for students to acquire or develop their expertise in specialist legal subject areas informed by world-class, research-led teaching. An LLM is an ideal way to advance a career in law.
UCL is one of the world's top universities. UCL Laws is based in the centre of London, embedded in the heart of the UK's elite legal community. UCL's LLM students are granted access to the renowned Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, which has its own extensive library.
UCL Laws has a remarkable teaching and research community. We are deeply committed to the quality and relevance of our graduate education. Students are taught by internationally renowned academics, at the cutting edge of their fields, and leading legal practitioners from major City firms.
Students joining from the 2018/19 academic year will experience studying in cutting-edge teaching and learning rooms and new social and common spaces following a ï¿½24 million two-year redevelopment of Bentham House.
Fees and funding
Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- flexible60 months
- part time24 months
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, research exercises and guided self-study and research. Each module is supported by a dedicated webpage containing a syllabus, learning materials, reading lists and assessment information. Taught module assessment may be through unseen examinations, coursework essays, oral presentations or a combination of assessment formats, usually undertaken in term three. The 12,000 word independent research essay is submitted at the end of the programme.
Course contact details
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